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Smithville, MO – Michael F Orr Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US-169 between Highway KK and 179th St

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

Smithville, MO (September 29, 2021) – 66-year-old Michael F. Orr of Parkville has lost his life following a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, September 28, which involved three other vehicles.

At around 2:45 p.m., Orr was traveling south on US Highway 169 while using a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle. For unknown reasons, his vehicle collided with a 2019 Ford, which was driven by 51-year-old Justin Farrell of Smithville.

The impact of the crash caused Orr to be ejected. He was then struck by a 2014 Chrysler. The Chrysler then proceeded forward and crashed into a 2018 Mitsubishi.

Orr sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Farrell suffered minor injuries and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for further care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are Justin Farrell at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael F. Orr. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Smithville, Missouri

Each year, motorcycle accidents impact the lives of more than 1,700 riders in the state of Missouri. Although most victims are left with debilitating injuries that require medical attention, some victims are unable to recover. Instead, they end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless drivers.

In Missouri, some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
  • Not seeing motorcyclists in blind spots

Regrettably, fatal motorcycle accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. Many families have to cover the costs of funerals, endure lost earnings, and deal with the mental and emotional consequences. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the guidance of a skilled Smithville wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

Smithville Wrongful Death Lawyers

Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Smithville motorcycle accident lawyers help surviving relatives to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve after losing loved ones in accidents due to negligent drivers.

Our law firm is well aware of the mental and physical struggles families face after being impacted by fatal collisions. The monetary consequences alone can make the process of moving forward difficult. Our lawyers are wholly committed to helping bereaved families maximize their financial recovery.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash. Contact our Smithville personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you. Our team is available at your earliest convenience to meet with you and discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one and the legal options available for you. Do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our law firm today to get started.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.